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Friday 2019.06.28
Critical Mass (since 1997). Last Fridays All ages Free 5:45p.
THE monthly gathering of bicyclists making our presence known downtown. Unplanned route gently winds a dozen miles or more. Thousands attend in good weather. Includes music, hipsters, athletes, show bikes, so much more. Skaters welcome.
Bedno.com/bikeDaley Plaza, 773/486-4861, 50 W Washington. Under the Picasso (giant rusty bird), at Dearborn, SW of State&Lake train stop.
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Saturday 2019.06.29
American Music Festival (since 1981). -Tuesday Yearly. Ages? $30+ 11a-?p UNCONFIRMED
"40+ bands on three stages, festival tents for rain or shine, Cajun/American BBQ..."
Fitzgerald's, 708/788-6670, 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn. Near Blue Line.
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* Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloonfest (since 1981). -Sunday Yearly. All ages. $8 11a-11p UNCONFIRMED
Major hot air ballooning event, includes nationally known bands, food, carnival, fireworks, etc, weather permitting.
eyestotheskies.orgLisle Community Park, 630/575-9798, Hwy. 53 and Short Street. Near I-88 and I-355.
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Sunday 2019.06.30
* Tour de Fat. Party and performance event promoting Fat Tire beer. Yearly. $? UNCONFIRMED
Newer new format and location. Benefits local community.
facebook.com/TourDeFatHumboldt Park, California and Division.
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*** Gay Pride Parade and Festival (since 1970). One of the nation's largest. Last Sunday in June Yearly. All ages. Free 12p UNCONFIRMED
Hundreds of floats, thousands of flamboyantly happy people. Special events at all area bars and restaurants, major after-parties. Wear sun screen. Typically goes S on Broadway, S on Halsted, E on Belmont, S on Broadway, E on Diversey to Cannon Drive.
773/348-8243 chicagopride.gopride.comUptown, 4400 N Broadway. At Montrose.
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Monday 2019.07.01
* Full Moon Fire Jam. Monthly. All ages. Free 6:30-9:30p UNCONFIRMED
Gathering for fire spinners, fire jugglers, hoopers, breathers, etc. Practice, networking, and outstanding performances, with drum circle backing. Many hundreds of spectators attend.
fullmoonjam.org4960 N Simonds Dr Betwix Foster and Lawrence in grass near lake.
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Wednesday 2019.07.03
Movieoke (since 2008). 1st Wednesdays Occasionally. 21+ $? 9p UNCONFIRMED
Read along to perform, over 200 scenes to choose from.
twitter.com/ChicagoMovieokeWhistler, 773/227-3530, 2421 N Milwaukee.
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Thursday 2019.07.04
* Independence Day. Yearly.
Legal holiday. The Declaration of Independence from Great Britain was passed by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia on this day in 1776. Typically observed with picnics and evening fireworks.
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Naperville Rib Fest. -2019.07.07 Yearly. All ages. $0-10 12-10p UNCONFIRMED
Big fest with over a dozen barbeque vendors (Ribbers) and other treats and merchandise. Also carnival rides, and diverse kids entertainment "To promote Americanism and enrich community life through leisure activities..."
ribfest.netKnoch Park, Martin Ave at S West St, Naperville.
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* Beacon of Freedom parade (since 1922). Yearly. All ages. Free 2p.
Evanston has an extraordinary Independence Day parade, rated among the nation's best. Over 100 floats many representing alternative interests. Come early, bring sunscreen.
evanston4th.orgNorth Evanston, Central Street and Central Park Avenue, Evanston. Marches East to Ashland. Easily reached by Purple line and Metra.
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